DC brushed motor is the most commonly used and widely available motor in the market. Getting the motor to rotate is fairly easy, just connect the two terminals to power source and it will start spinning, that's the beauty of DC brushed motor. Yet, if you want to control the speed, direction, activation and automate all these functions, check out this tutorial: 5 easiest ways to control a DC motor. And a motor driver is one of the ways. MD10C is one of Cytron's motor driver series which offers easy to use features.
As easy as pressing button, everyone can do it!
Which motor is good to be driven by MD10C? As long as the motor:
- DC Brushed motor (Two terminals)
- Operating voltage from 5V to 30V
- Rated Current ≤ 13A
- Peak Current ≤ 30A
Example of suitable DC brush motor with MD10C (Not limit to):
- Bi-directional control for one Brushed DC motor (Single Channel).
- Support motor voltage ranges from 5V to 30VDC.
- No Reverse Polarity Protection at Vmotor, please double check the polarity before power up.
- Regenerative Braking.
- Maximum current up to 13A continuous and 30A peak (10 seconds).
- 3.3V and 5V logic level input, compatible with Arduino and Raspberry Pi.
- Solid state components provide faster response time and eliminate the wear and tear of mechanical relay.
- Fully NMOS H-Bridge for better efficiency and no heat sink is required.
- Speed control PWM frequency up to 20KHz (output frequency is same as input frequency).
- Support both Locked-Antiphase and Sign-Magnitude PWM operation. **Note that it is not "RC PWM"
- The new MD10C can be powered from a single power source and NO additonal Vin is required.
- Dimension: 75mm x 43mm
|Compatible input||3.3 and 5V|
|Operating Voltage (VDC)||5 to 25 (Rev 1.0) 5 to 30 (Rev 2.0)|
|Peak Current (A)||30 (10 seconds)|
|Continuous Current (A)||13|
|Arduino Shield||No- can be used with Wire connection|
|PWM (Lock-Antiphase and Sign-Magnitude)||Yes|
|RC Servo Signal||No|
- 1 x MD10C Rev3.0
- 1 x 2510 PCB connector - 3 ways female
- 3 x 2510 terminal pin
- 4 x plastic spacer(~ 7mm)
Stress Test in lab:
Another video from DroneBot Workshop, explaining about rotary encoder and uses MD10C to drives the motor.
- MD10C Rev3.0 User's Manual
- Arduino Library and Example (Github)
- MD10C FCC Certification
- MD10C RoHS Certification
- MD10C CE Certification
- Fritzing file
- MD10C Step files
- MD10C Fast Testing
- PSC28A – Controlling MD10C and MDS40A
- SK40C PIC16F887 project 10 - Driving one DC brush motor with MD10C
- SK40C PIC16F887 project 16 - Driving two DC brush motor with MD10C by using SKPS
- Controlling MD10C with Arduino, Signed-Magnitude and Locked Anti-phase method
- Measuring DC Motor RPM Through Built-in Hall Sensor Encoder
- End Effector and Control Logic for Robot - Alessandro Minini, Hackster.io